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OT3101 - Occupational Therapy Independent Study (Honours)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to level 3 Occupational Therapy students enrolled in the Honours course.

The subject provides basic knowledge to enable students to develop skills to investigate in depth a chosen area of health professional practice. Students will extend and consolidate their knowledge and expertise in a chosen area of health professional service. Completion of the learning activity will enhance health service delivery in a variety of community settings. The independent project should be original and practical in design.

Learning Outcomes

  • collect data demonstrating appropriate methodology;
  • demonstrate the ability to report both orally and in written form;
  • describe the project appropriate to the research question;
  • identify a project and demonstrate the ability to formulate a research question for the provision of health care or related services;
  • implement a trial of the proposed independent project.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett.
Workload expectations:
  • 4 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (10%); literature review (40%); written proposal (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.